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What size case?

TheBattleMaster8

43 months ago

I'm trying to build a budget multi-purpose (mostly gaming PC.) I think most of what I have looks good, on paper at-least. The only thing that's bugging me atm is the the case (go figure.) I have an AMD FX-8350, Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 360 cooler, MSI 970 mobo, Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2x 8B), Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB SSD (for OS and core programs), Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD, EVGA GeForce GTX 960 video card, and an EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ gold power supply. All of this seems quite small, especially since I'm only getting one SSD, and one HDD. I was looking at the Corsair 900D atx full tower, but switched to the Fractal Design Define S because it's smaller. Should I go even smaller? I don't think I'm ever going to need to upgrade, 3TB will be enough for me and as long as everything else works fine, everything else will stay as is as well. Unless I should change anything else? Let me know, this is my first time trying this.

I know, normally "bigger is better", but I want it to look good as well.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

what form factor is the motherboard? Atx I assume?

Any particular reason for the 8350?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, ATX.

I heard the 8350 was better for multi-purpose use rather than pure gaming. Multi-media editing and stuff.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you already own those parts?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

No

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $151.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 360 40.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $169.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $87.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $189.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 900D ATX Full Tower Case $344.18 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1240.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-25 11:26 EDT-0400

This is your build just in case anyone is too lazy to make it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $233.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $137.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team Dark Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $37.98 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ ARC 100 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.71 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $83.80 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Triple Dissipation Video Card $499.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1286.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-25 11:29 EDT-0400

It has a much much better cpu, it will out perform the FX 8350 in all games same goes for the FX 9590. This is a much more reasonable cooler and will allow for some decent overclocking. It has a better value hdd and ssd. It has much much much better gpu and psu.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

So everything is better and the price is only $40 bucks more. Nice. Thanks.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

One of the cases that I was looking into was the new Thermaltake Core X31. Looks good and priced at $99 over at Amazon. But it is a bit bulky.

There's also the new Phanteks Eclipse.

If you want to go smaller, then you might have to go for m-ATX builds.

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